September 2014

22.09.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 39

The news review of calendar week 39 in 2014 is now available here.


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22.09.2014

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Common Dreams: Whether We Engage or Do Nothing... This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein about her book. "When it comes to climate change, the trick is recognizing that the best cure for the terror caused by an unlivable future is the real prospect that we could build something much better than many of us have previously dared hope"

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21.09.2014

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob (2014): Safety First! Framing and Governing Climate Geoengineering Experimentation

Bellamy, Rob (2014): Safety First! Framing and Governing Climate Geoengineering Experimentation (CGG Working Papers, 014).

"For the first time, this article examines framings of geoengineering experimentation using a corpus approach to thematic discourse analysis."

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20.09.2014

# New Publications

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Bellamy, R., et al. (2014) Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change: Citizens and specialists 'open up' appraisal of geoengineering

Bellamy, Rob; Chilvers, Jason; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2014): Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change: Citizens and specialists 'open up' appraisal of geoengineering. In Public Underst Sci. DOI 10.1177/0963662514548628.

"Here, we present the findings from the first ‘upstream’ appraisal of geoengineering to deliberately ‘open up’ to a broader diversity of framings, knowledges and future pathways. We report on the citizen strand of an innovative analytic–deliberative participatory appraisal process called Deliberative Mapping."

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19.09.2014

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Energy Politics Blog: Geoengineering : A Planetary Science Experiment

"In conclusion, geoengineering is a very dangerous industry. Although proponents of the industry point out its potential benefits, these are many times just assumptions."

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19.09.2014

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Democracy Now: Naomi Klein on Motherhood, Geoengineering, Climate Debt & the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

"Extended web-exclusive interview with Naomi Klein about her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."

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19.09.2014

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Risk Science Center: Designing global deliberation for geoengineering governance

"In sum, given the potential risks and benefits of geoengineering, and the growing citizen engagement (and activism) related to science and technology policymaking across the world, a deliberative approach is necessary."

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18.09.2014

# New Publications

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Amelung, Dorothee; Funke, Joachim (2014): Laypeople's Risky Decisions in the Climate Change Context: Climate Engineering as a Risk-Defusing Strategy?

Amelung, Dorothee; Funke, Joachim (2014): Laypeople's Risky Decisions in the Climate Change Context: Climate Engineering as a Risk-Defusing Strategy? In Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, p. 1-27. DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2014.932203.

Final paper available now. "This study explores the development of laypeople's preferences for newly emerging Climate Engineering technology (CE)."

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18.09.2014

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WGC Blog: Engineering the World Climatic System: Transdisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Uncertainties

Guest Post – Dr. Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Kenyatta University, Kenya. "All human beings need to be aware of what is going on and decide on their destiny, without necessarily achieving consensus around CE deployment."

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18.09.2014

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Ecologist: The end of fossil fuels is not the end of global warming

"Of course we must quit burning fossil fuels and welcome a renewable future, writes Andrew Lockley. But that's not going to stop the Earth from warming, indeed the reverse. So ... we need some tricks up our sleeve to deal with it - in a word, geoengineering."

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